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The soundtrack of Civilization VI was written and orchestrated primarily by Geoff Knorr, who was assisted by Roland Rizzo, Griffin Cohen, and Phill Boucher.[1] The themes of each civilization are played as different variations of the same theme throughout the eras, with simple single instrument melodies in the Ancient Era turning into modern compositions by the Atomic Era, symbolizing the evolution and growth of one's civilization throughout the ages.[2]

Main Theme[]

Christopher Tin, composer of the Grammy winning Civilization IV song "Baba Yetu," wrote "Sogno di Volare" (translated as "The Dream of Flight"), the main theme of Civilization VI. The theme was written to capture the spirit of exploration not only in "seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy". Tin premiered the work at a London concert in July 2016.[3]

Version of the track Length
Sogno di Volare ("The Dream of Flight") 3:53
A New Course (Opening Movie) 2:45

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Game Soundtrack[]

This is the soundtrack of Civilization VI as released on YouTube by Firaxis. The main theme, "Sogno di Volare", is not found in this soundtrack. The soundtrack when purchased from digital music distributors such as iTunes or Amazon.com only includes 38 of the 76 tracks.

Civilization Original Track Track Era Arranged by Length
America "Hard Times Come Again No More" 1 Ancient Patrick McAvinue, Brad Kolodner 2:53
2 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:12
3 Industrial 4:41
4 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:49
Arabia "Talama Ashku Gharami" 5 Ancient Kylie Hilali 2:38
6 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:27
7 Industrial 4:01
8 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:51
Aztec Nahua music 9 Ancient Roland Rizzo 1:22
10 Medieval 2:44
11 Industrial 3:34
12 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 3:31
Brazil "Brejeiro" 13 Ancient Cesar Garabini, Kahil Nayton 2:44
14 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:05
15 Industrial 3:53
16 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:34
China "Mo Li Hua" 17 Ancient Bing Xia 1:56
18 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:36
19 Industrial 3:35
20 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:19
Egypt "El Helwa Di" 21 Ancient Chakib Hilali 2:13
22 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:10
23 Industrial 6:03
24 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 5:37
England "Scarborough Fair" 25 Ancient Geoff Knorr 2:00
26 Medieval 4:09
27 Industrial 3:59
28 Atomic Geoff Knorr and Phill Boucher 3:42
France "Quand je bois du vin clairet" 29 Ancient Roland Rizzo 3:07
30 Medieval 3:14
31 Industrial 3:32
32 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 3:28
Germany "Ich hab die Nacht geträumet" 33 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:37
34 Medieval 3:47
35 Industrial 4:01
36 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:59
Greece "Song of Seikilos" 37 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:22
38 Medieval 3:13
39 Industrial 4:19
40 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:00
India "Vaishnava Jana To" 41 Ancient Deepak Ram 2:06
42 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:25
43 Industrial 4:52
44 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:37
Japan "Itsuki no Komoriuta" 45 Ancient Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, Geoff Knorr 2:44
46 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:05
47 Industrial 3:43
48 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:40
Kongo "Banaha" 49 Ancient Geoff Knorr 1:58
50 Medieval 3:43
51 Industrial 3:09
52 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:05
Norway "Gjendines bådnlåt" 53 Ancient Sissel Morken Gullord 1:21
54 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:10
55 Industrial 3:31
56 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 3:53
Rome "Magna Mater" 57 Ancient Roland Rizzo 2:00
58 Medieval 3:39
59 Industrial 5:39
60 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:40
Russia "Kalinka" 61 Ancient Andrei Saveliev 2:19
62 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:57
63 Industrial 4:35
64 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:18
Scythia Original composition 65 Ancient Sandro Freidrich 1:30
66 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:56
67 Industrial 4:23
68 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:10
Spain "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" 69 Ancient Benjamin Beirs 1:18
70 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:49
71 Industrial 4:32
72 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:13
Sumeria Original Composition 73 Ancient Geoff Knorr 2:34
74 Medieval 3:27
75 Industrial 3:17
76 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:05

DLC Soundtrack Civilization Themes[]

Civilization Original Track Era Arranged by Length
Poland "Hej ide w las" Ancient Roland Rizzo 1:55
Medieval 2:45
Industrial 3:19
Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 3:00
Australia "Waltzing Matilda" Ancient AJ Block, Patrick McAvinue 2:46
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:25
Industrial 3:42
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:36
Persia "Kereshme"

"Reng-e Shalakhu"

Ancient Kazem Davoudian 2:37
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:08
Industrial 4:48
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:46
Macedon "Tino Mori"

"Buvčansko"

Ancient Vasko Dukovski 1:03
Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:10
Industrial 5:12
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 5:01
Nubia "Allah Musau" Ancient Sandro Freidrich 2:44
Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:15
Industrial 4:30
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:16
Khmer "Khmer Rourm Sam Mawgee" Ancient Song Heng 0:52
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:43
Industrial 4:03
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:03
Indonesia Rejang Dewa"

"Bapang Selisir

Ancient Geoff Knorr, Sandro Freidrich 1:35
Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:33
Industrial 4:10
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:08

Rise and Fall Soundtrack[]

The official Rise and Fall expansion soundtrack is found on YouTube.

Civilization Original Track Track Era Listed Composer Length*
"Rise and Fall" 1 Geoff Knorr 3:17
Cree "The Drums of Poundmaker" 2 Ancient Poundmaker Singers 3:55
3 Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:05
4 Industrial 4:28
5 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:28
Georgia "Shen Khar Venakhi" 6 Ancient Trio Kavkasia 2:34
"Tsaiqvanes Tamar Kali";

"Shen Khar Venakhi"

7 Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:36
8 Industrial 5:53
9 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 5:53
Korea Arirang 10 Ancient The Korean Performing Arts Academy of America 2:31
11 Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:48
12 Industrial 4:43
13 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:42
Mapuche Traditional Mapuche 14 Ancient Sandro Friedrich, Phill Boucher 2:38
15 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:22
16 Industrial 4:25
17 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:17
Mongolia "Pastor Song"; Khoomii Improvisation 18 Ancient Nature Ganganbaigal of Tengger Cavalry 2:37
"Pastor Song";

"Urtin Duu"

19 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:28
20 Industrial 4:46
21 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:46
Netherlands "Gaillarde L'esmerillonne" 22 Ancient Sandro Friedrich 2:31
23 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:42
24 Industrial 4:18
25 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:16
Scotland "Scotland the Brave";

"Bonnie Dundee"

26 Ancient Kevin O'Brien, Patrick McAvinue 3:03
27 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:21
28 Industrial 4:16
29 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:17
Zulu "Uthe Ubhuti Asizomlanda" 30 Ancient Legato 2:36
"Shaka Mamba; Bayisa";

"Halala"

31 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:54
"Uthe Ubhuti Asizomlanda";

"Halala";

"Bayisa"

32 Industrial 5:24
33 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:46


Gathering Storm Soundtrack[]

Unlike the vanilla game and the Rise and Fall expansion, the whole soundtrack for Gathering Storm was not posted in its entirety on the Civilization YouTube Page. Unofficial copies can still be found on YouTube, and the official soundtrack is on sale on sites such as iTunes or Amazon Music. This version is what the table below is based off.

Civilization Original Track Track Era Listed Composer Length*
"Gathering Storm" 1 Geoff Knorr 2:50
Canada "Vive La Canadienne" 2 Ancient Patrick McAvinue, Cris Jacobs 1:17
"Vive La Canadienne", The Crooked Stovepipe, "O Canada" 3 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:41
4 Industrial 4:25
5 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:26
Hungary "Hej Dunáról fúj a szél"

"Cinege, cinege"

6 Ancient Sandro Friedrich, Michal Horsák 1:19
7 Medieval Roland Rizzo 3:19
8 Industrial 4:05
9 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 3:59
Inca "Siempre Macho" 10 Ancient Carlos Moises Ambia, Andres Jimenez from Inkarayku 1:42
11 Medieval Roland Rizzo 4:00
12 Industrial 4:21
13 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:12
Mali "Masana Seesay" 14 Ancient Amadou Kouyate 1:39
"Mali Sadio", "Masana Seesay" 15 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:23
16 Industrial 5:07
17 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 5:07
Māori "Ka Mate" 18 Ancient The Te Tini a Maui Kapa Haka Group 1:26
"Pokarekare Ana, "Ka Mate" 19 Medieval Geoff Knorr 3:57
20 Industrial 4:11
21 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:16
Ottoman "Ey büt-i nev edâ olmuşum müptelâ"; "Yelkenler biçilecek" 22 Ancient Adam Good 1:47
23 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:38
24 Industrial 4:25
25 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:24
Phoenicia "Hurrian Hymn" 26 Ancient Sandro Friedrich, Roland Rizzo 2:30
27 Medieval Roland Rizzo 2:45
28 Industrial 4:04
29 Atomic Roland Rizzo, Phill Boucher 4:13
Sweden "Slängpolska efter Byss-Calle" 30 Ancient Niccolo Seligmann 1:53
"Helan Går", "Slängpolska efter Byss-Calle", "Polska efter Pelle-Fors" 31 Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:44
32 Industrial 3:54
33 Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 3:44

New Frontier Pass[]

Civilization Original Song Era Arranged / Composed by Length
Maya "Xtoles" Ancient Geoff Knorr

Sandro Freidrich

2:50
"Rabinal Achí", "Xtoles", "Bolonchon" Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:13
Industrial 4:03
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:54
Gran Colombia "Velo Que Bonito", "Reír Llorando" Ancient Geoff Knorr, Martin Vejarano


4:00
"Velo Que Bonito", Reír Llorando", "Pajarillo" Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:26
"Velo Que Bonito", "Reír Llorando" Industrial 4:51
Atomic Geoff Knorr, Phill Boucher 4:51
Ethiopia "Tizita" Ancient Minale Bezu, Getachew Mekuria 2:56
"Tizita", "Bati" Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:57
"Tizita" Industrial 4:16
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:15
Byzantium "Ti ipermaho", "Kontakion to the Mother of God" Ancient Martinu Voices, Niccolo Seligmann 7:06
Medieval Geoff Knorr 5:03
Industrial 4:39
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:41
Gaul Original composition, featuring Belgian national anthem, La Brabançonne Ancient Geoff Knorr 3:20
Medieval 4:02
Industrial 4:43
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:49
Babylon Original Composition Ancient Geoff Knorr 2:42
Medieval 4:48
Industrial 4:10
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:05
Vietnam Lý kéo chài, Trống Cơm Ancient Thi Vu 3:53
Lý kéo chài, Trống Cơm, Giăng Câu Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:11
Lý kéo chài, Trống Cơm Industrial 4:50
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:27
Portugal Fado Menor Ancient Cordeone 1:28
Medieval Geoff Knorr 4:25
Industrial 4:47
Atomic Geoff Knorr

Phill Boucher

4:52

Ambient Music[]

Several hours of Ambient music are found in the game. These additional tracks can be found in this playlist. (Please note that the tracks in the above playlist are not licensed and/or officially distributed by any of the publishers of Sid Meier's Civilization VI.)

Trivia[]

  • The American civilization's theme, "Hard Times Come Again No More," was composed by Stephen Foster. Foster's other notable works include "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," and "My Old Kentucky Home."
  • The Australian song "Waltzing Matilda" is a bush ballad and the unofficial national anthem composed by Christina Macpherson and the Lyricist Banjo Paterson
  • The Arabian theme is the Islamic hymn: Talama Akshu Grahami
  • The Canadian civ's theme is tuned on is O Canada, the Crooked Stovepipe, and the folk song Vive la Canadienne.
  • The Maori civilization theme is the Haka Ka Mate and the folk love song Pokarekare Ana.
  • The Swedish civ's theme is based on the drinking song "Helan går". The nyckelharpa player featured on this civ, Niccolo Seligmann, also recorded all the multitracked string parts for all medieval sections on viola da gamba and vielle (medieval fiddle)
  • The Greek theme is based on the Seikilos Epitaph , the oldest surviving complete musical composition which was engraved on a tombstone.
  • The Gallic theme has a musical phrase taken from the National Anthem of Belgium.

Videos[]

External links[]

References[]

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